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THIS IS LAOCAI MOUNTAINS

Roof of Indochina, queen of mountains

Fansipan is a mountain in Laocai, Vietnam. The height of the mountain was 3,143 metres in 1909, but now the height of the mountain is 3,147.3 metres. It is the highest mountain in the Indochinese Peninsula. Fansipan was formed around 250 – 260 million years ago, between the Permian period in the Paleozoic era and the Triassic period in the Mesozoic era.

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Forests account for 2,789.07 kilometres, accounting for 43.87% of the province’s area, of which 2,292.97 kilometres is natural while the remainder is plantation forestry. Laocai has a rich forest reserve known for its many species of rare timber plants; some of the well known species are: po mu (fukiena), lat hoa (chukrasia tabularis), and cho chi, apart from many species of medicinal herbs.

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